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Car runs but stalls we took battery cable off battery and it runs fine

We started out with a bad alternator and we changed it out twice..

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If the voltage on the battery is 14.5V when the car is idling, then more than likely it's not the alternator. the stalling is probably either a fuel or ignition problem.

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do the rpm's seem higher when at idle than they used to? is your gas mileage worse than it used to be or than you think it should be? sounds like an idle air problem. when you go to idle, like at a stop, the computer has to modify the fuel and air to keep the engine running. if the air system is compromised this will cause all of the above problems. check your air filter. make sure its clean. check your air intake tube for cracks. just after the filter will be the 'mass air flow sensor' the tube between this and the throttle body (on the intake manifold) MUST be free of cracks or holes. check all vacuum lines as well. any kind of vacuum leak will cause these problems.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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Must of the time this can be caused by a faulty voltage regulator. If the battery works during daytime and during nigh time or heavy power loads fail, it could be faulty diodes. Both cases require removing alternator from vehicle and replacing the damaged parts.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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change your battery cables and check all wires on the alternator for loose connections, expecially the grounds.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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SOURCE: why won't my new alternator charge my new battery

the power wire for that lays on top the intake probly has bad spot drawing out the current

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SOURCE: Ford 2005 E350 econoline van has had a battery light problem

you have a voltage drop.fine the damaged wire going fro mthe positive terminal of your battery to your alternator.fix this or it will keep working the alternator and draining your battery.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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